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Elphinstone Point, Mahabaleshwar

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Enjoy panoramic views of the valley and the surrounding highlands and mountains at Elphinstone Point. Observe the breathtaking scenery from a high spot and bring your camera to capture its beauty via a photograph. Climb down a series of steps well protected by railings which ensures the safety of the visitors. After the climb sit and relax in the area, with fresh air and soothing winds forming a peaceful ambient. Enjoy some buttermilk, sweet corn, and other snacks and refreshments sold at the nearby stalls. Monkeys are playful residents of this attraction, but don’t provoke them and keep your snacks out of their reach. Put Elphinstone Point at the forefront of your travel plans using our Mahabaleshwar tourist route planner.
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  • Loads of monkeys present so have to be a little careful. The point offers great spectacular views of the valley.  more »
  • This is another point with great views, especially of the Koyna Valley and the fort which is visible from here, but make sure it’s not on a cloudy day. This is named after a former Governor of Bombay.  more »
  • A decent sight seeing point that has for its backdrop the mountain ranges or peaks of the Sahyadris.Good for photo ops.Not a very strenuous activity.  more »
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  • Beautiful scenery and cool environment.. I love this place. You feel relax, energetic. You feel peace of mind here..
  • The point leaves incredible views of the surroundings. The mountain range of Sahyadri is also visible from this point. The Elephant’s Head Point is one of the best points to be visited in Mahabaleshwar. The cliffs which overhang remind you of an elephant’s head and trunk. Thus the point got its name as the Elephant’s Head Point. The tourists and the visitors should take a pony ride or walk from the parking area to the spot.
  • Nearby but an important point visited by us was the Elphinstone point, discovered by Dr Murray in 1880. From here we had the privileged view of Pratapgarh where Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj killed Afzulkhan deadly Sardar of Adilshah . It was a truly fascinating view to see Koyana valley on the left hand side and Savitri valley on the right hand side .
  • Panoramic view of lush vally overlooks two valley- koyna valley on the left and savitri valley on right and pratapgadh is seen in the front.
  • It's the valley of Savitri and koyna rivers at left n right and Pratapgarh is visible at the front. View is not that good experienced in rainy season bcz of fog but the climate definatly makes it remarkable.